Flatiron Building
New York, United States

Flatiron Building in New York (USA) - called "iron", the first skyscraper in the world

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23rd Street & 5th Avenue, Broadway, New York, USA

Date of build

1902

  • Other building names: Fuller Building
  • Building type: Skyscraper, Office building
  • Architectural style: Beaux-arts
  • Material: Steel, stone
  • Height: 86.87 m
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  • Architect: Daniel Burnham Daniel Burnham
Flatiron Building description and facts:

Specified the first skyscraper in the world.

Flatiron is built on a triangular plot, it has 21 floors. Offices at the narrow end of the building are just over six feet wide.

The façade of the building is made of stones and terracotta tiles, which simulates the rural effect. You can also find the architectural elements of the French and Italian Renaissance.

When it was created the highest building in the world.

A sharp increase in the number of residents in the high-rise buildings. In the beginning years, there were so high-rise buildings in New York that because they have more space, they are less important. Architects went to building stepped buildings.

The name Flatiron comes from the building, it resembles an enormous triangular iron for coal.

This construction was based on a steel skeleton, the work lasted very quickly. One floor was created in just one week.

A few years after the construction of Flatiron. Access to this floor is only one elevator. There was also a reconstruction, which was only a small bathroom.

After the construction, Flatiron was called The Fuller Building, in honor of the architect George A. Fuller, who was called the "father of skyscrapers." In 1901, he was sold to Harry S. Black, CEO of Fuller Company for $ 2 million. The building served as the office of The Fuller Company until 1929.

The original elevators in this building were extremely slow. The trip to the 20th floor could take up to 10 minutes.

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Jurek Lem
#10
Jurek Lem
8 months ago
"Kiedy powstał był najwyższą budowlą świata". Co za bzdura!!! Piramidy egipskie, Katedra w Kolonii, Barcelonie, dziesiątki kościołów, Wieża Eiffla - autor o nich zapomniał?
MSs
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MSs
10 years ago
Z tego co wiem, najwyższym budynkiem była wtedy Wieża Eiffla.
beniowski87
beniowski87
2 years ago
Wieża Eiffla to budowla nie budynek.
Kamila
#7
Kamila
13 years ago
Jest dużo informacji ale też nie na temat postarajcie sie dac więcej informacji i na tenat.
Marko from Tychy
#6
Marko from Tychy
13 years ago
Pamietam ten budynek z ksiazek do historii powszechnej gdy chodzilem do podstawowki.Wszedzie podkreslano, ze byl to pierwszy "drapacz chmur".
STUDENT IN ARCHITECTURE NEED I
#5
STUDENT IN ARCHITECTURE NEED I
15 years ago
HI MY NAME IS ERIC YEDESS AND I AM AN ARCHITECTURE STUDENT FROM THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK. I AM TAKING A CLASS CALLED CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND WE NEED TO STUDY AND PROVIDE DETAIL INFO ABOUT FLATIRON BUILDING WE PICKED; [dimension & areas, strutural systems, mechanical systems, classing systems, circulatiion systems, fire & safety systems. please help me and my group with the infos and plans so we can have the best project analysis of the class. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION IN MY EDUCATION. sincerely yours ERIC YEDESS.
ruda
#4
ruda
15 years ago
oryginalny, a przez to naprawde wspaniały
P1otreq
#3
P1otreq
16 years ago
Wyższa była też Bazylika św. Piotra w Rzymie, katedra w Kolonii...
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16 years ago
Mam wątpliwość co do tego czy Flatiron rzeczywiście był, w 1902r. najwyższym budynkiem na świecie, a nawet w NY.Wystarczy wspomnieć Bank Of Tokyo z 1896r. o wysokości 103 m lub Park Row Building z 1899r. - 119 m. Nie zmienia to faktu, że jest naprawde świetny i naprawde indealnie wkomponowany w róg Broadway i 5th ave.
HIGHLANDER
#1
HIGHLANDER
18 years ago
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